“Reading is the way I understand the world around me and the way I understand myself."
Welcome to our series “The Readers’ Diary”, we’re asking readers why they read and what does reading mean to them.
As readers increasingly share what they’re currently reading and plan to read on social media, we wanted to share more about the people behind each post.
It’s so hard to put into words what reading means to me. Reading is my solace, my refuge when times are hard. When I’m happy, I celebrate by buying books. When I’m stressed, books offer an escape and a way to relieve that stress. When I’m confronted with a difficult situation or a situation that is new to me, I turn to books to help guide me. Reading is the way I understand the world around me and the way I understand myself. This has been a facet of my personality for as long as I can remember — I deal with the world and process things through books. I also read to grow as a person. I truly believe reading has made me as empathetic as I am and as willing to consider things from multiple perspectives.
Would you like to submit a diary entry?
Submit your answer to these questions – Why do you read and what does reading mean to you? These questions are open to your interpretation and your submissions can be as long or as short as you’d like.
Please email your submissions to email@example.com, put “The Readers Diary Submission” in the subject line and include your name and social media handles if you would like those published.